The SpaceX rocket has to wait for another day to launch. As on the date it was supposed to launch, just 4 hours before the event, SpaceX’s CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the crew was stalling for another 24 hours.
Musk said that launching on Monday night gives the rocket a 10% better chance of a good landing, and Orbcomm, one of the companies which are also involved in the launch has said that the additional time gives the liquid oxygen further time to chill this rocket.
The entire world is waiting to see for the first time when SpaceX will have attempted to touchdown on the land. So, the companies do not want to take any risks and to be hasty, as they clearly want to go with the time window that will be the best shot which will achieve their goal.
As with all endeavors like this, safety has to be of the utmost importance. After all, if anything goes wrong, not only will a lot of money go to waste, but it may even result in danger to those nearby.
The final launch time is fixed, now set for Monday, December 21st, 2015, at 8:34 p.m. ET in Cape Canaveral Florida.